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Flag for Guinea-Bissau September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Bissau, Guinea-Bissau

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Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7:04 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Bissau: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 4:57 PM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 7:04 PM

Ends: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 8:53 PM

Duration: 3 hours, 56 minutes


September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Bissau

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

7:01 PM Sep 167:04 PM Sep 168:53 PM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in Bissau on Friday, September 16, 2016

EventTime in BissauDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 4:57 PM88°East29.8° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 6:55 PM93°East1.2° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 7:01 PM93°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximal Eclipse visible in BissauSep 16 at 7:04 PM94°East0.6°
The maximum part of the eclipse occurs when the Moon is close under the horizon. The best time to view the eclipse in Bissau would be around this time.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 8:53 PM99°East25.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Bissau (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Bissau.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Bissau

Eclipse Visibility from BissauVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarPartial
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
2017Aug 7LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 21SolarPartial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Bissau, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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